From [HERE] Boston University's School of Health and the University of Pennsylvania released a study that found the high rate of unarmed African Americans being killed at the hands of police has caused more incidents of depression, stress and other mental health issues among blacks. In other words, overwhelming police brutality is damaging the mental health of African Americans — even those who have no direct connection to men, women and teens who have lost their lives.
The use of deadly force by police against an unarmed black American “carries with it the weight of historical injustices and current disparities in the use of state violence against black Americans,” researchers concluded.
The study's findings aren't entirely new. In 2015, Berkeley law professor Franklin Zimring analyzed 1,100 killings by police and found that the death rates for African Americans (and Native Americans) were disproportionately higher than their populations. Both groups have a history of state-sponsored injustice in the U.S.
Both groups also deal with some of the highest rates of mental health issues in the country. Between blacks and non-Hispanic whites, blacks are more likely to report serious psychological distress. Native Americans also report high levels of PTSD.
Boston University and University of Pennsylvania researchers concluded that their findings support “recent calls to treat police killings as a public health issue.” They noted that failure to do so produces mental health issues and health problems: “The observed adverse mental health spillover effects of police killings of unarmed black Americans could result from heightened perceptions of threat and vulnerability, lack of fairness, lower social status, lower beliefs about one’s own worth, activation of prior traumas, and identification with the deceased.” [MORE] [Such is a purpose of the system of racism/white supremacy, a system in which the majority of the world's white people participate. The word "race," has little biological validity but is translated more correctly as "organization," the sole purpose of which is to maintain white domination and world control of non-whites' [MORE] ]
ANXIETY IS THE WHIP. Here, please indulge us with the use of an analogy to the show Westworld to illustrate a reality. The show is set in a futuristic park where humans pay to be able to act out their darkest fantasies with humanoid robots, called 'hosts', available to fulfill their requests. The androids are programmed or brainwashed by their makers. The creators are in the minds of the androids or hosts; beliefs and stories are put into their "minds" by their masters. [These androids are motivated or powered by voice control of the masters]. Their consciousness has been manufactured and their conduct is controlled in the interests of their makers - as such their consciousness is the source and product of their power relations & inequalities with the makers and guests. Initially the hosts are completely unaware of all this and perceive their role in Westworld as "normal." That is, the hosts have no true knowledge or memory of what they are and how they came to be. This situation is not unlike the racist programming given to Black people in the real world to control our minds with a false consciousness in the system of white supremacy/racism.
What is mind anyway? A false entity; your being is your real face, your original face. The mind is created by the society. [MORE] "Consciousness is the premier instrument of social control. Those who represent and exercise societal and cultural authority seek to shape and direct the conciseness of each of the society's and culture's members in ways which maintain their integrity and advance their interests." [MORE] "Osho explains that 'the conscious is cultivated by the society, it is a conditioning. The conscious means society inside you. It is a trick of society. This created mind creates a prison around you.' [MORE] Mind is also a social function. A wolf needs a mind for a society of wolves; a man needs a mind for a society of men. To exist in a particular society you need a particular mind.[MORE]
Like the androids in Westworld, the socially manufactured mind given to Blacks is one designed to serve white folks and to fulfill a subordinate role, which we are to perceive as normal. According to undeceiver Dr. Amos Wilson, "black consciousness and behavior under the various regimes of White domination are characterized by habitual thought patterns and behavioral tendencies which render them pliable to White authoritarian/authoritative social control with minimal resistance; which induce Blacks to accept their subordinate status as natural, perhaps actually to mispercieve their oppression as freedom."
Unlike the hosts in Westworld, Black people are not motivated by voice control but through created anxiety and other "white instigated social controls." Wilson explains,"to be oppressed is to make how one feels or expects to feel, the measure of all things. To be oppressed is to be ruled through one's feelings and emotions. It is to be exquisitely exposed to and manipulated by a play on one's dreads and fears by one's oppressors; by a play on one's needs for respite from their terror; by a play on one's needs for catharsis, solace, and compensatory joy. Anxiety is the whip in the hand of the oppressor used to drive the oppressed to completion of their appointed rounds.
The ultimate power of White domination and social control resides in their ability to successfully intimidate subordinated Afrikans; to convince them of the inevitability of White supremacy; of the awesome invincibility of White power. The history of White-Black social relations has been one of unrelenting intimidation, terror, mental and physical abuse of Black peoples, White-on-Black violence; of endemic injustice, and of the unending, unrequited attempts by subordinate Afrikans to avoid, escape, or some way prevent, temper or ameliorate the horrendous aftereffects of these activities. Avoidance and escape from White-instigated anxieties preoccupy the consciousness and subconsciousness of oppressed Afrikans. This preoccupation pathologizes, i.e., imbalances, the Afrikan psyche. Consequently, even the "normal" Afrikan under White domination is primarily motivated by the desire to escape — to actively or passively avoid or in some other way neutralize or alleviate the fearful effects of his oppression. By definition, White supremacy requires that Blacks be primarily motivated by anxiety and its avoidance in the interest of their White oppressors.
Under White supremacy the operative presence of anxiety in the individual and collective psyche is a necessary constant. . .
It should be noted that in the subordinated Afrikan personality much of the presence and operation of pathological anxiety is unconscious, i.e., unknown to its host. The subordinated Afrikan is hardly aware that his psyche, consciousness, and behavior have been subverted and misdirected by the eurocentrically-conditioned operation of anxiety and its related psychological after effects (other symptoms). White supremacy works most efficiently when subordinated Afrikans feel that they have freely chosen to think and behave the way they do when in actuality they have been subliminally compelled to do so by the psychopolitical machinations of their White oppressors. Thus, the subordinated Afrikan feels freest when he is most controlled. And his pursuit of apparent freedom is often the pursuit of unapparent enslavement.'
Wilson continues, "the ability of dominant Whites to socially manufacture or markedly influence Afrikan states of consciousness and conduct in the interest of perpetuating White supremacy, is both the source and product of the power relations and inequalities which inhere between these races. The White social manufacture of Black consciousness and behavior will end when the power differentials which make this process possible are equalized or reversed by the increased Black empowerment. This necessary equation or reversal of power relations begins when Afrikans come to understand the nature of power, its social origins and applications; when they recognize that they are as capable of its acquisition and disposition as are their European (and other ethnic group) counterparts; and when they consciously and deliberately choose to acquire and dispose of it in their own interests and in the defense of their own liberty." [MORE] and [MORE]
However, appealing to “authorities” and government is no answer. It is the problem. Government is simply, unequivocally , and always initiation of force or coercion and nothing else." Dr. Blynd.
Niggerized - "unsafe, unprotected, subjected and subjugated to random violence, hated for who you are to the point you become so scared that you defer to the powers that be while willing to consent to your own domination." Dr. Cornel West quoted in FUNKTIONARY. [MORE]